Eustace & Lagana Introduce "Amber Light" Bill to Establish Minimum Duration for Yellow Light Signals

(TRENTON) – Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace and Joseph Lagana (Both D-Bergen, Passaic) recently introduced legislation to establish a statutory standard duration of the amber/yellow light signal at intersections with a traffic control signal.

Municipalities are currently not allowed to alter the length of the yellow light. The sponsors’ intent is to establish standard yellow light duration times and ensure that the speed of the roadway is also taken into consideration.

“We want to prevent more accidents at intersections and ensure that drivers have ample enough time to stop for a red light,” said Eustace. “Traffic safety should not only be about catching drivers who run red lights. It must also include making necessary changes to ensure drivers are given the appropriate amount of time to adjust their speed.”

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